Brittle little back, you’re still afraid
Only seconds since you came.
Scuttle under splitting seashells
Barrel into clouds of brine
Settle on the rocky sea shelf
Just in time.
Sniffing snout, the longest thing
Upon your tiny frame
Rolling in the leafy mounds
Lazy and unashamed.
How beautiful are you?
You humble two, the joy of my true heart.
You will one day reclaim the earth
And again, the world will start.